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Support for events (seminars, networks and other meeting places)

Up to NOK 3 million in funding is available for seminars, conferences, researcher networks and other meeting places. The purpose is to explore issues, perspectives and thematic areas related to cultural conditions underlying social change and to develop cooperation across subject areas and sectors.

Support for event Choose
30.11.2011 13:00 CET



Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals:

Up to NOK 3 million for the period 2012-2013. The entire funding amount will be distributed in this application round.

Guidelines and important considerations relevant to all types of applications in this call for proposals:

The Norwegian-language call for proposals is the legally binding version.

The purpose of this call for proposals is to promote discussions and meeting place activities between research groups and their various partners on key issues, perspectives and thematic areas described in the SAMKUL work programme. Funding is not available for Pre-projects as such, but the meeting places may be established with the aim of developing projects and concepts. This call is also designed to promote activities between researchers and users to explore opportunities for multi- and interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange within the SAMKUL field. Additionally, this call seeks to direct attention towards how humanities research, alone or in cooperation with other subject areas, can generate knowledge on societal challenges.

Funding may be sought for individual seminars and conferences, seminar series, researcher networks and meeting places/networks for researchers and users as well as for potential target groups of SAMKUL-oriented research.

Under this call for proposals, the programme will give priority to grant proposals involving:

  • international participation at the conferences, seminars and/or researcher networks for which funding is sought;
  • participation by several institutions at meeting places;
  • cooperation and exchange between various subject areas and disciplines;
  • project start-up in winter 2012.

The programme encourages the establishment of meeting places across sectors, such as open meeting places for potential users of research and other target groups outside of the research groups or the applicant’s own subject area.


  • Funding may be sought for the dissemination of completed and/or ongoing research of relevance for the SAMKUL field to groups outside of the research groups.
  • This call is targeted at research institutions within the higher education sector and independent research institutes as well as other research institutions and groups. These may enter into cooperation with other types of institutions if this is relevant.
  • For applications for support for various meeting places, funding may be sought to cover salaries in connection with administration and operations as well as for travel expenses and other operational costs.

Funding is not available for small, local seminars and meeting places intended for researchers belonging to the the same research institution. Nor is funding available for the administration of websites and blogs.